EUR/USD preserves its recovery momentum and trades near 1.0500 in the European session. Despite the risk-averse market atmosphere, the US Dollar is struggling to find demand ahead of mid-tier data releases, helping the pair hold in positive territory.
GBP/USD gained traction and climbed above 1.2150 during the European trading hours. The modest US Dollar weakness provides a boost to the pair as the market focus shifts to third-quarter Unit Labor Costs data from the United States.
Gold price is having a difficult time gathering bullish momentum and continuing to fluctuate in a tight range slightly above $1,770. The benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond yield holds steady above 3.5% ahead of US data, not allowing XAU/USD to find direction.
Equity markets continued to retreat on Tuesday as investors continued to climb the worry wall ahead of the Fed decision next week. Oil fell, and that dragged oil stocks lower with the XLE and XOP both falling nearly 3%.